A 15-year-old high school student died on Wednesday in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) from his injuries after a shooting that occurred on Monday, we learned from a police source.
He had been hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by buckshot in the eye and carotid artery, Monday at the end of the day, in the Dervallières district, says Ali Rebouh, deputy mayor and elected in charge of district.
The teenager was educated in second professional "Negotiation and customer relationship" (NRC) at the Lycée du Sacré-Coeur, confirmed the direction of Catholic education of Loire-Atlantique, adding that it was "very appreciated" by students of his class.
The latter received psychological help.
The shotgun shots, which also hit a young adult in the knee, came from a car.
The facts took place in front of the lobby of a building known as a place of drug trafficking, in this so-called “republican reconquest” district, according to a police source.
An "unlivable" situation because of drug trafficking
According to Ali Rebouh, around thirty residents circulated a petition in December for the lessor Nantes Métropole Habitat, to put an end to the nuisances linked to drug trafficking.
A meeting was scheduled for January 20 between the tenants, the town hall, the police and the social landlord.
"The inhabitants had alerted us to an unlivable situation with problems of incivility and cleanliness in the lobby of their building for several months", explains Ali Rebouh.
According to the elected official, the inhabitants "are in sadness, emotion and experience a certain feeling of abandonment" but "there is no simple solution to solve the drug problem in Nantes".
“These inhabitants need respite and this meeting (of January 20, Editor's note) must make it possible to find collective solutions.
The situation requires that together, we do not give up, ”he adds.
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During a press conference in December, the Nantes prosecutor, Pierre Sennès, counted 35 shootings in Nantes in 2020 against 64 in 2019.